I got this mini chest of drawers from my brother in law and his partner a couple of years ago as Christmas present and while they mentioned that I could do anything I wanted with it (knowing my crafty inkling), it sat there unused for quite some time before I decided to give it another life. I wanted to try something different using decoupage paper (I have never tried this technique before), various paints (acrylic, chalk paint and chalkboard paint) and repurposing some brooches that I really liked but never worn.The result is a pretty box that I can use to store my tea bags and the good news is that I love it!
-wooden box or mini chest of drawers
-decoupage paper of your choice
-chalk paint (I used white)
-acrylic paint/ wood paint
-small knobs or any objects that you can repurpose for handles
The box was quite pretty as it was in neutral colours.
Deciding on colours: one drawer left as it was with a splash of chalkboard paint for labelling, one painted with turquoise acrylic paint, one with white chalk paint and one with chaklboard paint.
Giving the white drawer a distressed
Playing with ideas.
Preparing the box for the decoupage paper using tacky glue.
Adding two repurposed handles (aka ex-brooches).
Deciding to cover the separators too.
With the stripy frame on the black drawer.
Without the little frame on the drawer - something I'm still deciding about.
Before and after.
All varnished and ready to be used.